BASS, Richard Hugh
January 19, 1951 - January 17, 2013
"Lord, add a place at your table ...
for You are receiving a new guest"
On the frosty morning of January 17th, 2013, surrounded by his family, and in the arms of his loving and devoted wife Fay, our courageous "Papa", Richard Hugh Bass, was welcomed into the arms of his Heavenly Father.
Mourning the loss of this "One of a Kind, Humble man", are his daughter Tamara (Scott Taggart) of North Bay ON, and grandchildren Victoria Rose, Mackenzie and Owen; and his son Geoffrey of Edmonton and grandson Tylor. In 1992, Ricky Bass met the love of his life, (his sparring partner) Fay (Rantucci) and inherited sons and daughters: Josh, Amber, Davy (Chantelle), Moraldo (Alana), Jennifer (Dan), Mandy (Travis), Ryan, Lana and also Glenn (Jenn).Ricky became Papa to Jenni, Kayla, Colten, Sam, Mitch, Jon, Dylan, Hope, Rylee, Jessy, Allie, Jamey, Romey, Easton, Mikey, Ashtyn, David, Hugh, Ben, Hollie and a namesake on the way.
Ricky Bass is also survived by his siblings Sandy (Sylvia) of Lively ON; Linda (Clayton) of Dowling ON, mother and father in-law Ernst and Alice Lietz of Calgary, good friend Shirley Lewis, and godmother sister Edna Fraser and numerous nieces and nephews. Welcoming him into heaven are his parents Alexander and Grace (Chase) Bass, Sister Cheryl, brother Gary and sister in law Lois.
Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at St.Michael's Parish, 5105-45A Street, Leduc, AB.Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Church with Reverend Leo Hofmann as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Leduc Cemetery.
To ... Dr. David Smyth (Leduc) and Dr. Charles Butts (Cross Cancer) ... No words could ever convey our gratitude for your love and compassionate care that you provided to Richard Bass. WOW! We love you so much!
Papa was an inspiration to all of us as he faced this very personal battle with courage, strength and grace.
In memory of Ricky Bass, donations to the Cross Cancer Institute. Condolences may be left at


Funeral Home

Hainstock & Son Funeral Chapel
4802- 47 Ave Leduc, AB T9E5X7
(780) 986-2151

Published in The Edmonton Journal from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2013